Cress is finished! Have some statistics.

Oh, hey there, Internet! I am VERY happy to report that Cress. Is. Finished! I sent the final manuscript off to my editor on Wednesday. Celebration!!


Here are some book statistics:


Title: Cress (Book Three of the Lunar Chronicles)


Fairy tale it’s based on: Rapunzel


Expected US release date: February 4, 2014


End word count: 139,076 (up almost 25K from the last draft! *dies*)


Number of chapters: 61


How I celebrated: Almond-infused champagne and 3 episodes of Firefly. I also cleaned my house, which doesn’t seem like it should be celebrating, but it totally is.


What happens next: Copyedits!


ARCs?: ARCs should be printed in June. My publisher is being stingy with them this year, but if you’re a reviewer, feel free to place a request via And I’ll definitely be hosting some giveaways in the coming months, so watch this space!


Cover Art?: Is in progress! I haven’t seen anything yet myself, but I think they’re looking to reveal it in… June? Maybe? *fingers crossed*


Opening paragraph:

Her satellite made one full orbit around planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view—vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.


Teaser Sentence as Randomly Selected by Twitter. From page 28:

“I don’t mind the scars.” He shrugged, his eyes taking on a mischievous spark. “They hold better memories now than they used to.”

(NYAW, who could that possibly be?! ^_^)


Have a good weekend, folks!